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'''Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban''', (;[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/bacon "Bacon"] entry in ''Collins English Dictionary'', HarperCollins Publishers, 1998. 22 January 15619 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General for England and Wales|Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. His works argued for the possibility of science|scientific knowledge based only upon inductive reasoning and careful observation of events in Nature (philosophy)|nature. Most importantly, he argued this could be achieved by use of a sceptical and methodical approach...
RegionWestern philosophy
EraEnglish Renaissance, The Scientific Revolution
Birth date22 January 1561
Birth placeStrand, London, England
Death date9 April 1626 (aged 65)
Death placeHighgate, Middlesex, England
NationalityEnglish
School traditionRenaissance Philosophy, Empiricism
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
University of Poitiers
InfluencesPlato, Aristotle, Cicero, Niccolò Machiavelli, Michel de Montaigne, Vanoccio Biringuccio, Bernard Palissy, Bernardino Telesio, William Gilbert (astronomer)|William Gilbert, Roger Bacon
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